This book covers, in narrative as well as illustrations drawn from a wide range of works of art, the legends connected with the siege and destruction of Troy, including The Judgement of Paris and the Abduction of Helen, the Sacrifice of Iphigenia, the ten years' war and the deeds of Achilles and Hector, the Fall of Troy, the wanderings of Odysseus, and the adventures of Aeneas leading to the foundation of Rome. In her narrative, the author has not only drawn upon the principle ancient sources, including the Illiad and the Odessey, as well as other sources such as the tale of Troilus and Cressida. The legends of Troy have inspired innumerable artists throughout the centuries, and the 190 illustrations which have been selected to accompany the text range from Greek vase paintings and Roman frescoes and medieval miniatures and tapestries to paintings and drawings by artists of the Renaissance and of later times. Two very useful Appendices list works of art and works of literature dealing with themes drawn from the Trojan legends.
The book is in good condition but there are tears to the plastic cover and the jacket, some scuffing and scratches to the front cover and bumping at the top and bottom of the spine.